NAC 152 XS
Slimline and accessible high-end.

Our entry-level separate preamplifier, the NAC 152 XS provides all the transparency and musicality you’d expect from Naim, plus a long-term upgrade path to even better performance. The perfect alternative to an integrated amplifier, it’s an outstanding first step into the world of Naim ownership.

Features
  • Support for both DIN and RCA inputs to ease connection into a wide range of systems
  • User configurable unity-gain AV input
  • Full infrared remote control - RC5 input for wired remote control in complex installations
  • Optional RS232 input/output for use in full home automation systems
  • Can be powered from the preamp inputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or external power supply (see Upgrade Path)
Technology & Craft

The NAC 152 XS, a replacement for the NAC 122x, is based on its larger brother the NAC 202 and features a hardwired motorised Alps volume control potentiometer delivering better performance and lower noise in use. The six DIN inputs are relay switched, improving performance. Much care in the design has been afforded to making the casework and PCB as low resonance as possible and to isolate the PCB from interference in its environment.

The NAC 152 XS features an additional output alongside the Naim standard DINs. This stereo output on two RCA sockets is optimised for connection to an active subwoofer and supports the growing use of 2.1 systems. Its rear panel layout is similar to the NAC 202 and hence is Fraim friendly. The NAC 152 XS can be powered from the preamp power outputs of the NAP 155 XS or NAP 200 or can be upgraded by powering it from either a FlatCap XS or HiCap power supply. One of the DIN inputs can supply power to a Naim StageLine outboard phono stage.

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue Input

5 x DIN, RCA, 1 x DIN, 1 x 3.5mm jack

Input Sensitivity

130mV

Input Impedance

47kΩ

Other Inputs

AV input configurable for unity gain

Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue

2 x variable (DIN), 1 x fixed (RCA)

Line Outputs Fixed (level)

130mV, 600Ω

Line Outputs Variable (level)

775mV RMS

Output Impedance

main <50Ω, sub <150Ω

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Power Outputs

Naim phono amplifier

Other Outputs

1 x sub (RCA)

Frequency Response

4Hz - 40kHz

THD

0.042% THD+N@1kHz, 2Vin, 0.0775V out

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

67dB at 0.775V

Connectivity
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Remote Input

1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5 modulated and unmodulated)

RS232

Optional (DE9 female)

User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel

Volume control, seven button matrix

Handheld

NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Power
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage

24V

Power Supply Options

NAP 155 XS, NAP 200, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap

Upgrades
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply

FlatCap/HiCap

Physical
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

70 x 432 x 301 mm

Weight

3.8 kg

Supplied with

NARCOM-4 Remote Control

Finish
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front

Brushed and black anodised

Case

Black powder coated

Suggested System

ND5 XS Network Player

ND5 XS
XS Series

NAT05 XS

NAT05 XS
XS Series

NAP 155 XS Power Amplifier

NAP 155 XS
XS Series

CD5 XS cd player

CD5 XS
XS Series

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